When Aston Martin released the preview shot of the jaw-dropping DB10 for the new 007 film Spectre last week it was only ever going to be hours before someone picked it up and gave it a motorsport makeover. 

Step up to the plate the guys and girls at handbuilt design who fairly quietly released to the ‘Twitterverse’ their interpretation of how the DB10 could look if it ever made it into the ranks of the Aston Martin Racing Team and the World Endurance Championship (WEC) – and to say it caused a bit of a storm would be an understatement. 

Obviously, with the DD Editor on the lookout for a new car and currently trying to persuade us that the Vantage V8 qualifies as a hybrid because “it has a battery doesn’t it?” it was unlikely that such a great piece of automotive art would pass up by and it was duly re-tweeted by us.

This morning on checking our Twitter feed we noticed a polite note from one of the current WEC Aston Martin Drivers and good friend of DD, Fernando Rees, asking if the image could be ammended with a no.99 for his car this year – we tweeted handbuilt and asked them and 10 minutes later they delivered another beautifully rendered AMR DB10 in the #99 livery – it’s amazing how Social Networking can bring people together and make the world such a smaller place – thanks to handbuilt for sharing their work with everyone!

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The original Aston Martin publicity shot. © Aston Martin.

#97, the original handbuilt design image.
#97, the original handbuilt design image. © wearehandbuilt.com